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From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Amazing Chocolate Avocado Pie


2 cups pecans, divided
4-6 soft dates, pitted
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground fresh nutmeg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
pinch sun dried sea salt Filling:
2-3 ripe avocados
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces semi sweet vegan chocolate chips


  • For crust, soak 1 cup pecans in 2 cups fresh water for 2-4 hours. Drain and rinse. In a food processor, chop 1 cup dry pecans into a fine meal. Set aside. Chop soaked pecans into a fine meal.
  • Cut or break the dates into pieces. If the dates are very dry or firm, soak them in 1/2 cup fresh water for 5 minutes to soften. Add the date pieces, vegan maple syrup, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and sea salt to the ground soaked pecans and chop until well mixed.
  • Add the ground dry pecans and chop until well mixed. The dough should be crumbly but sticky enough to hold shape when pressed. Press the dough evenly into a pie plate; it is easiest to press the dough first to the sides of the plate and then press into the bottom for an even depth.
  • For filling, in a blender, cream together avocados, lemon juice, and vanilla. In a double broiler, melt chocolate chips; let chocolate cool slightly.
  • Add melted chocolate to the avocado mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into prepared crust and chill overnight.